Period
to 20 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 25 42
Rank change year-on-year +1 +17 +20
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 10,792 4,141 7,798
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 8.91% 8.43% 5.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.48% 9.04% 5.96%
Number of salaries quoted 6,322 3,476 6,352
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,625 £40,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £88,438 £83,750 £85,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £105,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 113,815 45,798 130,905
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.02% 93.24% 92.61%
Number of salaries quoted 75,990 37,717 104,073
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microservices as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microservices.

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 20 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 9,672 £70,000 +3.70% 1,660
London -1 5,750 £80,000 +6.67% 869
UK excluding London +4 4,252 £57,500 +4.55% 854
Work from Home +2 2,630 £65,000 +8.33% 360
South East +1 1,520 £60,000 - 183
North of England -1 970 £55,000 - 257
North West -4 548 £52,500 -4.55% 150
Midlands -14 537 £60,000 +9.09% 152
South West +17 494 £60,000 +14.29% 95
West Midlands -8 378 £60,000 +9.09% 91
Yorkshire -17 299 £60,000 +20.00% 77
Scotland -10 280 £55,000 -12.00% 48
East of England +24 223 £58,750 +11.90% 92
Wales +33 167 £50,000 +17.65% 15
East Midlands -22 157 £55,000 - 61
North East +33 125 £50,000 +11.11% 30
Northern Ireland +8 86 £75,000 +63.04% 12

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, IT jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Microservices.

1 5,989 (55.49%) Agile Software Development
2 4,846 (44.90%) Java
3 4,690 (43.46%) AWS
4 4,066 (37.68%) DevOps
5 3,996 (37.03%) Docker
6 3,707 (34.35%) Azure
7 3,607 (33.42%) Software Engineering
8 3,592 (33.28%) Kubernetes
9 3,287 (30.46%) JavaScript
10 3,244 (30.06%) React
11 2,894 (26.82%) SQL
12 2,848 (26.39%) TDD
13 2,680 (24.83%) .NET
14 2,672 (24.76%) C#
15 2,603 (24.12%) Finance
16 2,517 (23.32%) Python
17 2,384 (22.09%) Spring
18 2,251 (20.86%) Node.js
19 2,127 (19.71%) Social Skills
20 2,088 (19.35%) Scrum
21 1,997 (18.50%) REST
22 1,990 (18.44%) Full Stack Development
23 1,948 (18.05%) Serverless
24 1,923 (17.82%) Test Automation
25 1,919 (17.78%) NoSQL
26 1,916 (17.75%) Git (software)
27 1,898 (17.59%) Jenkins
28 1,814 (16.81%) AngularJS
29 1,703 (15.78%) Kafka
30 1,678 (15.55%) GCP

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 545 (5.05%) Elasticsearch
2 520 (4.82%) Apache Spark
3 377 (3.49%) Apache
4 366 (3.39%) Confluence
5 221 (2.05%) CMS
6 197 (1.83%) GemFire
7 115 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
8 100 (0.93%) nginx
9 76 (0.70%) Apache Solr
10 66 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 65 (0.60%) SharePoint
12 64 (0.59%) EPiServer
13 50 (0.46%) IIS
14 44 (0.41%) WordPress
15 41 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 38 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
16 38 (0.35%) Umbraco
17 35 (0.32%) OpenStack
17 35 (0.32%) Tornado
18 31 (0.29%) Drupal
Applications
1 37 (0.34%) Sketch
2 36 (0.33%) InVision
3 26 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
3 26 (0.24%) Photoshop
4 21 (0.19%) GIMP
5 20 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.14%) Figma
6 15 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
7 12 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
9 10 (0.093%) Chatbot
9 10 (0.093%) Microsoft Excel
10 6 (0.056%) Microsoft Project
11 5 (0.046%) Fireworks
11 5 (0.046%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 4 (0.037%) Inkscape
13 3 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.028%) Revit
13 3 (0.028%) Zeplin
14 2 (0.019%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 92 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
3 33 (0.31%) Shopify
4 24 (0.22%) Magento
5 19 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
6 12 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
7 9 (0.083%) R3 Corda
8 8 (0.074%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 7 (0.065%) NetSuite
10 6 (0.056%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 6 (0.056%) Summit
11 4 (0.037%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.037%) Sentinel
12 2 (0.019%) Maximo
12 2 (0.019%) Remedy ITSM
13 1 (0.009%) Oracle ERP
13 1 (0.009%) RMDS
13 1 (0.009%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 1 (0.009%) Temenos T24
13 1 (0.009%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 4,690 (43.46%) AWS
2 3,707 (34.35%) Azure
3 1,948 (18.05%) Serverless
4 1,678 (15.55%) GCP
5 999 (9.26%) GitHub
6 923 (8.55%) SaaS
7 760 (7.04%) AWS Lambda
8 474 (4.39%) PaaS
9 451 (4.18%) Amazon ECS
10 428 (3.97%) Amazon EC2
11 376 (3.48%) AWS CloudFormation
12 374 (3.47%) Amazon S3
13 308 (2.85%) OpenShift
14 304 (2.82%) Amazon Kinesis
15 290 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
16 282 (2.61%) Azure Service Bus
17 258 (2.39%) Amazon SQS
18 227 (2.10%) IaaS
19 181 (1.68%) Azure Cosmos DB
20 152 (1.41%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 375 (3.47%) HTTP
2 120 (1.11%) Internet
3 102 (0.95%) DNS
4 78 (0.72%) Firewall
5 60 (0.56%) Broadband
6 54 (0.50%) TCP/IP
7 42 (0.39%) VPN
8 39 (0.36%) SSL
9 34 (0.32%) AMQP
10 27 (0.25%) Network Security
11 21 (0.19%) WAN
12 20 (0.19%) IPv4
12 20 (0.19%) SSH
13 19 (0.18%) LAN
14 18 (0.17%) MQTT
15 17 (0.16%) Wireless
16 16 (0.15%) SMS
16 16 (0.15%) WebEx
17 15 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
18 14 (0.13%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,919 (17.78%) NoSQL
2 1,497 (13.87%) PostgreSQL
3 1,190 (11.03%) SQL Server
4 1,064 (9.86%) MySQL
5 1,002 (9.28%) MongoDB
6 989 (9.16%) Relational Database
7 898 (8.32%) Big Data
8 788 (7.30%) Redis
9 646 (5.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 339 (3.14%) Amazon Aurora
11 288 (2.67%) Hadoop
12 284 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
13 279 (2.59%) MariaDB
14 269 (2.49%) HBase
15 190 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
16 171 (1.58%) Amazon Athena
17 168 (1.56%) Data Lake
18 160 (1.48%) RDBMS
19 159 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
20 133 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1,916 (17.75%) Git (software)
2 1,898 (17.59%) Jenkins
3 650 (6.02%) JIRA
4 602 (5.58%) JUnit
5 455 (4.22%) GitLab
6 425 (3.94%) Maven
7 423 (3.92%) Cypress.io
8 399 (3.70%) Cucumber
9 391 (3.62%) Selenium
10 381 (3.53%) Mockito
11 364 (3.37%) Gradle
12 360 (3.34%) TeamCity
13 317 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
14 259 (2.40%) Sonatype Nexus
15 256 (2.37%) Artifactory
16 252 (2.34%) Storybook
17 235 (2.18%) Protractor
18 229 (2.12%) SonarQube
19 223 (2.07%) IntelliJ
20 209 (1.94%) Eclipse
General
1 2,603 (24.12%) Finance
2 2,127 (19.71%) Social Skills
3 1,028 (9.53%) Banking
4 597 (5.53%) Retail
5 552 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
6 524 (4.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 397 (3.68%) Law
8 382 (3.54%) Games
9 347 (3.22%) Marketing
10 313 (2.90%) Public Sector
11 256 (2.37%) Legal
12 222 (2.06%) Presentation Skills
13 167 (1.55%) Advertising
14 163 (1.51%) Financial Institution
15 156 (1.45%) Telecoms
16 123 (1.14%) Manufacturing
17 108 (1.00%) Back Office
18 106 (0.98%) Publishing
19 95 (0.88%) Automotive
20 85 (0.79%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 4,604 (42.66%) Developer
2 1,975 (18.30%) Software Engineer
3 1,532 (14.20%) Java Developer
4 1,288 (11.93%) Senior Developer
5 1,087 (10.07%) Architect
6 737 (6.83%) .NET Developer
7 706 (6.54%) Senior Software Engineer
8 631 (5.85%) Java Engineer
9 625 (5.79%) Software Developer
10 584 (5.41%) Full Stack Developer
11 498 (4.61%) C# Developer
12 455 (4.22%) Senior Java Developer
13 451 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
14 439 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
15 367 (3.40%) Backend Developer
16 355 (3.29%) AWS Engineer
17 350 (3.24%) Lead Developer
18 349 (3.23%) Java Software Engineer
19 291 (2.70%) Principal Engineer
20 275 (2.55%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,244 (30.06%) React
2 2,680 (24.83%) .NET
3 2,384 (22.09%) Spring
4 2,251 (20.86%) Node.js
5 1,997 (18.50%) REST
6 1,814 (16.81%) AngularJS
7 1,703 (15.78%) Kafka
8 1,603 (14.85%) Web Services
9 1,570 (14.55%) RESTful
10 1,540 (14.27%) .NET Core
11 1,428 (13.23%) Spring Boot
12 1,345 (12.46%) CSS
13 1,086 (10.06%) HTML
14 999 (9.26%) GraphQL
15 826 (7.65%) RabbitMQ
16 772 (7.15%) .NET Framework
17 653 (6.05%) Redux
18 551 (5.11%) JSON
19 528 (4.89%) ASP.NET
20 470 (4.36%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 956 (8.86%) Greenfield Project
2 803 (7.44%) User Experience
3 556 (5.15%) Cloud Native
4 455 (4.22%) Mobile App
5 376 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
6 342 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
7 315 (2.92%) Algorithms
8 285 (2.64%) Virtual Team
9 275 (2.55%) Public Cloud
10 222 (2.06%) Hedge funds
11 218 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
12 207 (1.92%) Data Structures
13 184 (1.70%) Blog
14 147 (1.36%) Legacy Systems
15 144 (1.33%) Pricing Data
16 106 (0.98%) Data Centre
17 99 (0.92%) NHS
18 91 (0.84%) Tandem
19 89 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
19 89 (0.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,356 (12.56%) Linux
2 469 (4.35%) Unix
3 244 (2.26%) Android
4 240 (2.22%) Windows
5 190 (1.76%) Apple iOS
6 73 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 66 (0.61%) CentOS
8 38 (0.35%) VMS
9 34 (0.32%) Mesosphere
10 25 (0.23%) Windows Server
11 21 (0.19%) Mac OS X
12 17 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 16 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
14 15 (0.14%) Ubuntu
15 13 (0.12%) Debian
16 4 (0.037%) Windows Server 2016
17 3 (0.028%) Windows Server 2019
18 2 (0.019%) Alpine Linux
18 2 (0.019%) CoreOS
18 2 (0.019%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,989 (55.49%) Agile Software Development
2 4,066 (37.68%) DevOps
3 3,607 (33.42%) Software Engineering
4 2,848 (26.39%) TDD
5 2,088 (19.35%) Scrum
6 1,990 (18.44%) Full Stack Development
7 1,923 (17.82%) Test Automation
8 1,572 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
9 1,494 (13.84%) BDD
10 1,290 (11.95%) Mentoring
11 1,248 (11.56%) Open Source
12 1,210 (11.21%) Fintech
13 1,122 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
14 1,080 (10.01%) OO
15 1,061 (9.83%) Event-Driven
16 1,031 (9.55%) Analytics
17 955 (8.85%) Computer Science
18 834 (7.73%) Machine Learning
19 812 (7.52%) Continuous Delivery
20 802 (7.43%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4,846 (44.90%) Java
2 3,287 (30.46%) JavaScript
3 2,894 (26.82%) SQL
4 2,672 (24.76%) C#
5 2,517 (23.32%) Python
6 1,466 (13.58%) TypeScript
7 813 (7.53%) Go
8 735 (6.81%) Java 8
9 595 (5.51%) PHP
10 505 (4.68%) Scala
11 442 (4.10%) Kotlin
12 405 (3.75%) C++
13 344 (3.19%) Ruby
14 290 (2.69%) Groovy
15 282 (2.61%) Java 11
16 266 (2.46%) Shell Script
17 242 (2.24%) PowerShell
18 240 (2.22%) C
19 207 (1.92%) Bash Shell
20 186 (1.72%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,145 (10.61%) Degree
2 428 (3.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 386 (3.58%) Security Cleared
4 356 (3.30%) SC Cleared
5 209 (1.94%) OCP
5 209 (1.94%) Oracle Certification
6 116 (1.07%) AWS Certification
7 110 (1.02%) Master's Degree
8 67 (0.62%) PhD
9 34 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
10 27 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
11 22 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (0.17%) ISTQB
13 17 (0.16%) SANS
14 16 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
15 15 (0.14%) MCSD
16 13 (0.12%) SAFe Agilist
17 12 (0.11%) DV Cleared
17 12 (0.11%) MBA
17 12 (0.11%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 949 (8.79%) QA
2 106 (0.98%) Accessibility
3 103 (0.95%) GDPR
4 81 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 68 (0.63%) SLA
6 60 (0.56%) PSD2
7 32 (0.30%) WCAG
8 22 (0.20%) PCI DSS
9 21 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 17 (0.16%) GxP
11 15 (0.14%) NIST
12 11 (0.10%) HIPAA
13 9 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials
13 9 (0.083%) GRC
13 9 (0.083%) IASME
13 9 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 8 (0.074%) ISO 13485
15 7 (0.065%) IEC 62304
16 6 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 6 (0.056%) TickIT
System Software
1 3,996 (37.03%) Docker
2 195 (1.81%) HDFS
3 177 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 71 (0.66%) Active Directory
5 33 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 25 (0.23%) ISA Server
7 18 (0.17%) Firmware
7 18 (0.17%) Postfix
8 9 (0.083%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.074%) Ceph
9 8 (0.074%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.056%) KVM
11 5 (0.046%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.037%) Varnish
12 4 (0.037%) vSphere
13 3 (0.028%) Gluster
13 3 (0.028%) OpenAM
13 3 (0.028%) OpenDJ
13 3 (0.028%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.028%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3,592 (33.28%) Kubernetes
2 1,512 (14.01%) Terraform
3 912 (8.45%) Ansible
4 359 (3.33%) Prometheus
5 326 (3.02%) Grafana
6 304 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
7 253 (2.34%) Puppet
8 103 (0.95%) Kibana
9 98 (0.91%) Istio
10 77 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
10 77 (0.71%) Graphite
11 74 (0.69%) Consul
11 74 (0.69%) logstash
12 54 (0.50%) Packer
13 42 (0.39%) Opsgenie
14 41 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
14 41 (0.38%) ZABBIX
15 38 (0.35%) Mesos
16 36 (0.33%) Graylog
17 34 (0.32%) Automic
Vendors
1 984 (9.12%) Microsoft
2 932 (8.64%) Google
3 692 (6.41%) Oracle
4 266 (2.46%) VMware
5 213 (1.97%) Okta
6 119 (1.10%) Red Hat
7 118 (1.09%) SAP
8 114 (1.06%) IBM
9 108 (1.00%) Splunk
10 100 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
11 86 (0.80%) Samsung
12 77 (0.71%) Atlassian
13 72 (0.67%) New Relic
14 61 (0.57%) Zend
15 51 (0.47%) Adobe
16 47 (0.44%) Spotify
17 42 (0.39%) Elastic Path
17 42 (0.39%) MuleSoft
17 42 (0.39%) Xamarin
18 37 (0.34%) Sybase